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Terminal City Glass Co-op - Winter and Spring Workshops Announced

posted: November 14, 2013

Terminal City Glass Co-op - Winter and Spring Workshops Announced

Glass Blowing, Sand Blasting and Flameworking - Visit their website for full details.

Susana Rutherford - Shannen Koostachin Project - Help spread the word

posted: October 22, 2013

Susana Rutherford - Shannen Koostachin Project - Help spread the word

Artist: Susana Rutherford is a professional stained glass artist with over 26 years experience in architectural stained glass. Rutherford has also exhibited both as a painter and a glass artist since graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1995.

Artistic Goal: By removing the glass from it’s traditional frame work the object resonates with all the inherent association of stained glass while becoming a exercise in narrative and colour.

Background: Having worked with First Nations communities in PEI and Northern Ontario as a glass artist and lived in Northern Ontario amongst First Nations communities the artist became involved with the Shannen Koostachin story.

The Political Goal: To engage both First Nations and non- First Nations youth directly on issues of educational equity and Canadian identity. To engage
indirectly the wider audience on the same issues.

The Physical Project: To create an installation involving a memorial window of Shannen Koostachin and 111 ribbons with quotes from youths on the subject of the installation.

Exhibition and Dissemination: The artist is in discussion with the Timmins' Museum to exhibit the project and is exploring additional venues. The final
project is also to become the property of the Koostachin Family for exhibition in a public space in Attawapiskat.

The Call: The Artist is looking for Youth ( under 21) of both First Nations and non-First Nations to contribute quotes to appear on the ribbons, that reflect on aspirations and goals for the future of First Nations; education, youth and dreams. The quotes may directly relate to Shannen Koostachin or be more
general in their statement. All quotes should be identified by name, age and cultural identity.

Submit Quotes - or posted as comments on the Face Book album of the window in progress or mailed to Suzanna's studio.

Susana Rutherford
Firehorse Studios
46 Parkside Dr.
Charlottetown, PEI
C1E 1M9

Get answers to your kiln-glass questions on the Bullseye Forum

posted: October 12, 2013

For almost 40 years, Bullseye has been working hand-in-hand with artists to expand the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual possibilities of kiln-glass. We've learned a lot in that time, but we can never explore glass in as many ways as the thousands and thousands of people around the world who use Bullseye Glass.

That's why we created the Bullseye Forum. It's a great way to tap into the advice of Bullseye technicians and experienced artists and craftspeople working in their own studios.

A few recent discussion topics from the Techniques section of the Forum:

The Forum also has a section for discussing Bullseye's video lessons, another for announcements about classes and exhibits, as well as a Chat section for other discussions (a recent example: where to find olivine sand suppliers).

Access to the Bullseye Forum is free. All you need to do is register on the Bullseye website. (If you subscribe to our videos lessons, you're already registered.)

Log in or register today

Every day, Forum members meet and exchange valuable advice, putting our collected experience together to solve challenges. We look forward to seeing you on the Bullseye Forum soon!

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital - Call For Art Submissions for 2013 and 2014

posted: October 2, 2013

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (GRH) Arts in Rehab Council offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their works.  We are a health-care facility unique to Alberta and are devoted primarily to high-level rehabilitation care of both adults and children.   This facility is visited by approximately 160,000 individuals annually, including inpatients, outpatients, visitors and staff.
The Arts in Rehab Council was developed to create opportunities for patients and staff to be exposed to Alberta and Canadian art and artists. The Council focuses on exploring sources for artwork exhibition or acquisition and evaluates any and all art works for display.
The Arts in Rehab Council is currently inviting submissions for art displays for the 2013 and 2014 year for two gallery walls and a glass display case area. 
Please see the attachments for details.

Kara Cooper
Arts in Rehab Council,
Coordinator, Volunteer Resources
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
10230 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0B7

OCC Exhibition Guidelines

posted: November 23, 2012

OCC Exhibition Guidelines

The OCC Gallery welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from curators, craft professionals and collectives. Our exhibition programming recognizes that craft plays a crucial role in our daily lives and in contemporary society. As a key voice, we aim to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to a global critical discourse.

We present both group and solo exhibitions that demonstrate excellence, provide a strong curatorial approach, engage with contemporary issues and address diverse audiences.

Proposals are reviewed twice a year by the OCC Exhibition Committee following the April 1st and October 1st submission deadlines. Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision within a month of the respective submission deadline. Please note that scheduling takes place up to two years in advance. For instance, if proposals are submitted in 2012, exhibitions would be accepted to take place in 2014. Proposals are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the OCC Exhibitions Vision/Mission/Mandate (click here to download a pdf copy)
  • Demonstrates excellence
  • Explores a new area of investigation and/or is inter-disciplinary
  • Addresses historical context and/or tradition through contemporary work
  • Provides an innovative approach and incites dialogue
  • Promotes intercultural understanding

Submission Requirements:

  • Project Name
  • Contact name, address, email and phone
  • Description of the conceptual approach and subject of the exhibition - please limit to one page in length
  • A Curriculum Vitae for each participant, and a brief background or artist statement - please limit CVs to three pages in length
  • 10-15 images with a corresponding list indicating title, medium, size and date. JPEGS are preferred with a maximum size of 1 MB per image
  • Proposed budget

Please email proposals as digital documents, and direct any inquiries to